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Treat the Patient not the Imaging 31 Jan 2020

This talk will provide a review of lessons learned from a breast surgeon with breast cancer about how technology can impact on the patient experience.

Educational aim:
• To understand how to improve the quality of patient care

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Duration:33 mins

Speaker info

Liz O'Riordan

Liz is a retired consultant breast surgeon with a PhD in Molecular Oncology. In 2015 (aged 40) she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer treated with chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy. In 2018 she had a locoregional recurrence on her chest wall. She started an award-winning blog ( which led to her lecturing internationally including a TEDx Stuttgart talk (Jar of Joy). In 2016, she was nominated for a ‘Woman of the Year’ award. She co-authored ‘The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer: How to Feel Empowered and Take Control’ (Penguin) with Professor Trisha Greenhalgh. She writes for the national press and has appeared on numerous podcasts. Liz has a keen interest in digital health and spoke at the launch of NHSx. She is also a keen triathlete and is about to launch a charity ( to promote the benefits of exercise to every cancer patient.